The one kitchen utensil or gadget that most people need is probably a nice chef's knife. If you don't have one, Wustof's new six-piece knife set is worth a look.
The Precision Knife Collection has slanted bolsters that give it a slightly different look than other blades from the German company. And it's not a bad deal: $US500 for a 3.5-inch paring knife, 8-inch chef's, 9-inch bread, honing steel, kitchen sheers and storage block. Considering you can spend almost that much on just one blade, that's pretty good investment for a set that will last you for years and years. Once you've sliced, minced and diced with knives like these, you'll never look back. [Gear Patrol]